UK healthcare invests millions to boost internal communications

The need for internal communications in the wake of COVID-19 is clear as major companies within the British healthcare sector partner with Unily to empower their employees.

Healthcare employee using Unily intranet

UK Healthcare invests in Unily to support post-pandemic employee experience 

Unily, a global award-winning employee experience platform and next-generation intranet provider, has seen a major influx in healthcare companies partnering with them to enhance their internal communications and employee engagement over a turbulent 2020.

10 healthcare clients have partnered with Unily to enhance employee experience and improve internal communications. Hospitals and UK health institutions alike are working with Unily to create bespoke digital workplaces for over 64,000 healthcare employees as the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have drawn attention to the need for a more connected workforce to combat the strain the sector has faced this year.

Key stats:

  • Over the past year, 10 healthcare clients have partnered with Unily to empower employees with access to digital tools
  • Connecting specialists across the healthcare sector is seen as vital for businesses and hospitals in the wake of COVID-19
  • Over 64,000 employees across the healthcare sector will be connected through Unily’s employee experience and intranet solution

Meet the clients using Unily to overcome internal communications challenges

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is using the Unily platform to replace their legacy intranet with a digital workplace platform for their 9,000 staff. The bespoke workplace platform is designed to engage employees and act as a single source of truth for their diverse workforce, ensuring everyone is kept up to date.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is launching their new digital workplace platform for their 10,000 desk-based and frontline staff. The Trust has partnered with Unily to create a central hub where staff from across their three hospital sites can share information and collaborate to deliver outstanding care to more than 1.6 million patients every year.

Additionally, major US healthcare businesses have also invested heavily in a Unily employee experience platform to connect their staff across locations and devicesEngagement with COVID-19 related content within these platforms has seen a major increase, highlighting the demand for information across businesses and the need for open dialogue through times of crisis and change. 

Jo Skilton - Chief Commercial Officer at Unily says: “Unily is proud to partner with leading healthcare providers. In the current challenging climate and its resulting strain on healthcare services, we are empowering the healthcare sector with the best digital employee experiences to support them in continuing to deliver exceptional care to patients. Our reputation for providing outstanding digital workplaces for healthcare organizations across the world further highlights the important role Unily plays in revolutionizing the way people communicate and collaborate at work.”

Not only do Unily support digital transformations for many healthcare organizations, they also partner with a cross-section of FTSE 500 companies including Shell, The Hershey Company, and McDonald's to implement digital workplace solutions. 

About Unily 

Unily, a global award-winning, top ten next-generation employee experience platform and intranet provider founded in 2005, with a leading portfolio of FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 clients including British Airways, McDonald’s, Shell, Mars, L’Oréal, and Cathay Pacific, has 3,000,000 users, and is at the forefront of the digital workplace revolution, supplying the world's biggest brands with market-leading intranet software tailored to the needs of the modern workforce.  

About Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 

Royal Free London is one of the UK’s biggest trusts. Their 10,000 staff deliver care to more than 1.6 million patients each year in three main hospitals, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, and The Royal Free Hospital. The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust continues to lead improvements in healthcare and are proud to have some of the best clinical outcomes in the country. Their mortality rates have been consistently among the best in English trusts for many years. Their laboratories perform more than 17 million tests and see over 200,000 A&E attendances every year. 

About St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest healthcare provider, major teaching hospital, and tertiary center for south west London, Surrey, and beyond – and one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK – serving a population of 3.5 million. Its main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s is one of 11 adult and children major trauma centers in the UK, one of eight hyper-acute stroke units, and one of the biggest and busiest of the eight heart attack centers in London. It is also an accredited center of excellence for trauma, neurology, cardiology, cancer, and blood pressure services and is the national center for family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. 

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